In comparison to our H2 2022 report, we have observed an 8% increase in hiring across all levels of seniority within the Infrastructure Private Equity sector, which may come as a surprise to some. Here are a few key takeaways:
- Established teams are consistently expanding their investment teams. Partners Group, for instance, made a strong start to the year by appointing Oleg Shamovsky as a Managing Director in their Investment team. This move highlights their commitment to enhancing origination capabilities across Europe.
- New entrants in the market demonstrate confidence despite prevailing circumstances. Earlier this year, we saw the launch of Vesper Infrastructure, a new GP focusing on mid-market value-add Infrastructure investments. We are delighted to feature Vesper Infrastructure in this report, which can be found on page 8 of the report.
- Funds are placing significant emphasis on hiring senior sector specialists in high-growth sectors, particularly Energy Transition and Digital Infrastructure. Notable examples include Stonepeak’s appointment of Georg Hoefler in January, who will lead their Renewables & Energy Transition strategy in Europe. Additionally, OMERS Infrastructure expanded their team by bringing in Chris Hogg as a Digital Infrastructure specialist in June.
Overall, while a sense of caution continues to linger, so does that resilient sense of optimism which so characterizes our asset class. The Infrastructure Private Equity sector remains sturdy as it continues to navigate the economic headwinds, demonstrating its ability not only to survive, but thrive.